How To Naturally Calm an Anxious or Stressed Dog

Does  your dog get anxious during a thunderstorm, car rides, or at the vet? Many dogs struggle with anxiety at different levels. There are several treatments for dog anxiety and stress, but the hard part is finding natural treatments that work. Dogs can become destructive, scared, and noisy if you don't resolve this issue. In this article we will discuss the various methods available for natural dog calming.

Dog Anxiety Treatments come in different forms, such as supplements, aromatherapy, and pressure treatments. But before you go out and find a treatment for anxiety, there is a solution you could try at home without purchasing anything. Many dogs today are being left at home all day in a room or crate without space to move around. They have a high level of built up energy that needs to be used. You could take a walk with your dog in the morning or evening to expend some of that energy. If walking is not for you, try a fetch toy and train your dog to bring it back to you after each throw. These methods may solve the problem and wear your dog out enough to take the edge off.

Natural Calming Remedies such as Pro Calm by K9 Granola Factory focus on herbs as a means to calm dogs. They utilize Kava Kava and Valerian Root to relieve tension and anxiety. One of the wonderful things about herbal methods is they are not addictive. Herbs have been used for a long time with great results in both humans and animals. Kava Kava and Valerian Root do not sedate like tranquilizers. Your dog will still have the mental and physical capacities they had before, just calmer. Many trainers in the dog show industry use these herbs to help dogs focus for their events. Most herbal treatments have a quick effect (usually within 20 minutes). This means you can plan ahead for what triggers your dog and take care of it before it begins. 

The essential oil of lavender is used to calm dogs. The scent of lavender has been known to calm humans and animals alike for many years. Spot Organics Chill aromatherapy spray uses lavender as the active ingredient. It's easy to use, just spray on the dog bed, or directly on your dog's neck or back.

ThunderShirt Dog Anxiety Treatments are the most common form of pressure treatment for dog anxiety. It works by applying gentle constant pressure to the dogs' body and in return you have a calmer dog. Pressure treatment has been used with much success in both dogs and humans. 

Dogs are naturally wired and we now know how to naturally calm them. There is no need to have sleepless nights or destructive car rides because of an anxious dog. Natural calming treatments are an affordable and healthier way to calm your dog with a great success rate. Try one today and get rid of the anxiety caused by dogs in your home.